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CNN
May 2, 2014 3:30pm PDT
merkel, chancellor of germany is visiting today. the most productive country in europe. 40% of young people in apprenticeship programs. it has no minimum wage. in fact, if you look at western europe as a group, the countries that have a minimum wage have 13.8% unemployment. the countries with no minimum wage, and these are, by the way, higher income countries. these are norway, sweden, austria, germany. they have 6.3% unemployment. what's wrong with this country? here are countries that say we're going to be economically productive. they have half the unemployment rate of the countries that have a social welfare state. what am i missing here? >> one, i lived in england for two years. i know great britain and know europe very well. what you're missing is they have a safety net, first of all. they have universal health care. day have -- young people have access to education. cost of housing is much lower. their governments ensure that there's a minimum standard of living and, in fact, the unemployment compensation is there for them. in fact -- >> i'm going to shock you, too. i think ca
CNN
May 1, 2014 3:30pm PDT
. and russians went into east germany in '53. they went into hungary in '56. they went into prague in '68. we were always very careful. they have 1700 nuclear weapons. >> but it wasn't arming those countries that led to tend of the cold war and the collapse of the soviet union. >> a very long-term collapse. >> it was economic. >> we need to be thinking about a 20-year plan to be dealing with putin. >> yes. >> not a 20-week plan. >> i would tend to agree with you on that. and i don't understand why if this is true, and i appreciate your perspective, where are the republicans who are willing to play this longer game with this president? you talk about how weak this president. i don't think this president looks week to al qaeda. i don't think this president looks weak to moammar gadhafi. i think america looks weak when the republican party attacks this president when he goes for peace, when he goes for war, when he tries to do overseas, stuff at home. where is the one area you are willing to work with this president on? >> first thing i said we had to go, look at this strategically and we have t
CNN
Apr 28, 2014 3:28pm PDT
if the russians stop selling gas or oil to europe, germany, or other countries, the price per gallon is going to go way up over there. >> they're the ones who have the most to lose. as the ambassador indicated, they're the ones that are most cautious. the united states and other nations can't gear up quickly enough to be an alternative to gas and oil that's coming out of russia. >> the administration, though, does say they don't want to shoot all of their bullets right now. they're holding out for more if putin doesn't back down. >> that's right. they're saying really the sector sanctions that are going to be most punishing that the red line for that, excuse me for using the term, is using russian forces in numbers across the border in eastern ukraine. i spoke to senator bob corker today, is that the red line moves. used to be the demand was to move the troops back from the border. now the new one is just don't come in. you also hear criticism that by trying to seek so much unity with this group of 28 nations, that, in fact, the administration is negotiating down. negotiating its leverage dow
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